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Queen Alexandra Range 99006
Basic information Name: Queen Alexandra Range 99006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QUE 99006
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 133.1 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-br
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 23(2)  (2000)  Eucrite-br
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Eucrite-br
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 179 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Field number: 11619
Writeup from AMN 23(2):
Sample No.: QUE 99006
Location: Queen Alexandra Range
Dimensions (cm): 7.0x4.0x3.5
Weight (g): 133.079
Meteorite Type: Eucrite (Brecciated)

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Thin dark gray fusion crust covers 50% of this meteorite's exterior surface. Numerous vugs or plucked areas including a large one ~3 cm wide is on one surface. The interior matrix is gray and white crystalline matrix with some rusty stains. It is coarse grained, and has a soft friable texture.

Thin Section (, 5) Description: Tim McCoy
QUE 99006 - Cross-Polarized Light The section consists of a granoblastic matrix of pyroxene and plagioclase with coarser basaltic clasts up to 2.5 mm. Mineral compositions are relatively homogeneous with orthopyroxene (Fs61Wo2), with fine lamellae of augite (Fs26Wo44), and plagioclase (An86-91Or0-1). The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~30. The meteorite is a brecciated eucrite.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 576:
Origin or pseudonym:North Tail’s End Icefield
Mass (g):133.1
Class:Eu "br"
Weathering grade:B
Ferrosilite (mol%):61
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 23(2) (2000), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84°S, 168°E)
     Recommended::   (84° 31' 9"S, 162° 40' 5"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 83.1 km apart

     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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